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  • Many in upper management clearly do not have the best interests of the company in mind (in 3 reviews)

  • Company is just floating along burning cash (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting and unique work

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  2. "Incoming Quality Assurance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Designing new technologies and being creative when necessary

    Cons

    My schedule to work is from 10:00pm to 6:30am

    Advice to Management

    I love to advance to management.

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work hours, work environment, leadership

    Cons

    getting resources, constant changes, lots of pressure with few people


  4. "Interesting and unique sector with lots of things to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Custom design for each product makes it interesting that things keep on evolving.
    Opportunity to work abroad in the international offices around the world.

    Cons

    Long working hours. Pressure to perform perfectly with zero room for errors. Focus only on the delivered result, no appreciation on the process.

    Advice to Management

    Would be good if the working hour is managed more properly to avoid the need for employee to stay overtime to catch up with deadlines or targets.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It was a good run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I got to do a lot of different things. Formfactor supports mobility within the company. I got to work with a lot of very talented people. Livermore is a reverse commute for most people. Formfactor has a nice facility. Probecard design is challenging so it stays interesting.

    Cons

    Formfactor fell into a mode of blame and mismanagement, but that era is behind them. Word on the street is the work environment has improved drastically.

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying attention to the folks getting the work done and not just the filtered info passed up the ranks. Encourage cooperation between different groups.


  6. "Great Management Team = Greg Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    - Brilliant leadership who know their business and manage it well
    - High level of transparency between management and staff
    - Fair and honest workplace with very little politics
    - Continuous R&D means continuous learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Very competitive business
    - Moderate growth rate overall

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "tight lead time and work hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can have many chances to meet many good people internationally

    Cons

    benefits are kinda average,it is not easy to make a balance between work and life

  8. "Good working environment, co-workers are very friendly, and everybody worked very hard for the project"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a very good work-life balance, however, when the perks comes, I worked till 11pm in order to catch the deadline. Overall good working environment. Good leadership from the above.

    Cons

    benefits are kinda average. office culture is ok, from my experience, no much office politics, and everyone just trying to make the project work and make profit.

    Advice to Management

    More attention in details


  9. "Fast paced environment: play politics well or have very high competency. Silicon Valley norm."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible systems within manufacturing, transparency to learn from very talented individuals, collaborative environment, work-life balance is great compared to global companies, and compensation is reflective of your ability to negotiate.

    Cons

    Find your HS clique. Overtime may be tough for production individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Tactical individuals may understand needs better than strategic individuals, as is the corporate norm.


  10. "Satisfied"

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    Former Employee - CAD Software Development Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - CAD Software Development Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independent
    New Projects are easy to start without much management hassle

    Cons

    Slow Culture
    No Checks on Work done


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